The Concord Historical Society, a non-profit organization in Springville, is sponsoring the Fiddler’s Green Country & Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 29 in downtown Springville. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
From 1818 until about 1834, Springville was actually known as “Fiddler’s Green” due to many fiddlers playing almost nightly in the village green.
For this years’ Festival, there will be eight bands playing six hours of continuous music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both the Gazebo in Fiddler’s Green Park and also on the porch of the 1890’s Historical Society General Store known as the Concord Mercantile. Open Jamming will also be held in the new Gazebo in Heritage Park on Franklin and Factory Streets.
Again featured this year will be horse drawn shuttle rides between the Gazebo music area and the Mercantile music area. Also, a motorized shuttle will transport festival goers from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street to the Festival area. These shuttles are provided as a courtesy by the Collins Draft Horse, Ox and Pony Club.
Saturday evening there will be a Community Round and Square Dance in the 114-year-old Concord Town Hall. Admission to the dance is $4 per person. Those attending the Community Dance will have an opportunity to win over 50 prizes valued in excess of $600.
There will also be a craft show, Colonial Encampment, a Blacksmith demonstration, wood carving, butter churning, an open Jam tent, music workshops, a day long Clogging Workshop, clogging demonstrations at the evening Community Dance, a food court and a Chicken BBQ.
For more info, visit the event page on Facebook.